Polk County Fair Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
To add and enhance arts and cultural heritage programming by hosting an Irish Dance company and constructing new display cases and wall hangings to better view the Open Class exhibits.
These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;
Track number of attendees.Interview some members of the audience.
The Irish dancers performed two shows and approximately 250 people attended each. Seating area was occupied and well over 50 were standing at each show. Many viewers suggested bringing the dancers back next year.The new display cases were popular and considered a good use of funds.
Polk County Fair
Donna Rae Carlson